Finding Forms in Office 365
To review, you get to Forms by clicking on the “waffle”- the App Launcher in the top left corner of OneDrive and other Office 365 apps.
Click on Forms.
Creating your Microsoft Forms Quiz
This time, choose New Quiz.
Click on “Untitled Quiz” to name it, and, if desired, add an optional description and/or picture.
Quiz Question Types
Click “Add new” to begin creating questions.
You have all the same question types for a Quiz in Forms as you do for a survey.
In a Choice question, when you hover over an answer choice, notice that there is a place to choose a check mark on the right, as well as a comment icon. Selecting the check mark is how you create an answer key.
Auto-grading a Quiz
Forms will auto-grade as much as it can, so creating a key saves you time grading. You can also enter a comment. Think of this as, “If I were standing next to a students when they chose this answer, what would I say to them?” That’s what you type there. If you have a gift for sarcasm (not recommended for real student feedback), it might look like this.
As always, you can choose to make this a required question. On a quiz, you will probably want to do that for every question. If this question has multiple correct answers, you can turn on Multiple answers. There is no default number of points, so you can enter however many points you want for each question. If you do have a question with multiple correct answers, make sure you indicate that when asking the question. Note: No partial credit is given, so if 2 answers are correct, and a student only chooses one of them, they earn 0 points for that question.
There are also Math symbols available. Click on the ellipses next to “”required” and choose “Math” to access them.
Turning on Math automatically creates a subtitle for the question, with a prompt to “Enter an equation” in that box. Hover over any answer space and you can toggle between alphabet and Math mode.
Another option under the ellipses is “Drop-down”. This turns your multiple Choice question into one with a drop-down menu of choices, which looks and functions better on a phone.
Question 1 is a Choice question. Question 2 is a Choice question with Drop-down toggled on.
Drop-down is not available to be selected when multiple answers is selected.
For Text questions, like in a survey, toggling on “Long answer” simply makes the answer box expand as you keep typing so you can see your entire response without scrolling. The text question type also has “Restrictions” under the ellipses.
Restrictions are used for responses that must be numbers, possibly of a specific range.
Possible restrictions are:
Must be a number
A number greater (or less) than ____
A number greater (or less) than or equal to ____
Equal (or not equal) to ______
Between ______ and _______
Not between _______ and ________
Text answers can have an answer key, and you can add more than one acceptable answer, so you can include synonyms, alternate spellings (or misspelling), caps and no caps, but you will most likely still have to go through and check wrong answers to see if they were really correct, unless they are all one word answers.
Rank questions are written in the correct order, but appear in a random order for Quiz takers. These unfortunately also do not give partial credit, so you will have to look through those marked wrong to award partial credit. However, you can scroll through students quickly and their correct responses are marked, so that’s not as bad as it could be.
Other Quiz Question Types
Interestingly, you can not only add a Rating question to a quiz, but even award points for a “correct” answer.
Date questions work the same as in a Survey. The correct date must be chosen to earn the points.
The Likert could be an extremely useful question type, except that it does not allow for an answer key to be created, so it will definitely have to be graded manually.
Finally, the Net Promoter Score, like the Ratings question type, is for rating from 0 to 10, and I’m not sure how you would grade an opinion question like that.
Seeing Quiz Responses under the Response Tab
Once there are responses, you can click on the Response tab to see them.
The first thing you will see is an overview of all the responses to all of the questions. Depending on the question types. These may be charts or text.
You may notice a few other options.
Review answers takes you to individual’s responses. You can scroll through each student one by one and see all their responses. Post scores releases results to students if you did not have “show scores immediately” turned on in your settings. You can select all students, or choose individuals to release scores to.
Open in Excel
Depending on the question type, sometimes what you see in the Response tab is all you need. But sometimes the results are more useful in a spreadsheet. So you can click on Open in Excel, and all the results will be placed into a spreadsheet that you can save or download. You can also create a summary link to share the results with others, and you can delete all responses if you want to reuse the quiz (or survey) or if you clicked on preview and actually submitted answers. Finally, you can also print a summary of responses, which looks just like what you see in the Responses tab.